Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an recruiting email like the ones below, typically with the subject line, "Executive Recruiting Firm Contact" or "Corporate Recruiting Firm (Contact info request)", claiming to be from "McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing", using these names and email addresses:
We are not saying they are a scam, only that the initial contact method they used, an ambiguous, unsolicited email, is identical to those commonly used by scammers and identity theft phishing. If you have received a job through McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing or the others above, or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITE US! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best. See farther down this page for results of our initial investigation.
Do you have a resume posted online? We'd like to hear from you about your experiences recruiting emails that turned out to be scams or misleading - click here to write us. We suspect these are possibly a new wave of identity theft attacks.
Note: There ARE legitimate recruiting and employment firms on the internet, and some with very similar names to those above. We recommend you check any company out before you give any personal information to them. If they do not have a posted address and phone number, or don't answer the phone, don't give them any personal information! The legal recruiters will be happy to give you contact information, return calls and act in the open!
Report it to the following government agencies:
If I already emailed you then please ignore this, but I've learned that some of my recent emails were not delivered.
I have a copy of your resume and was touching base to see if you are currently in the job market. If so, please register with us at www.mcsourcer.com/register so I can easily update you regarding opportunities.
I'm based in Chicago but our current search engagements are spread nationwide.
Remove your email from my list here and I promise to never contact you again:
Hi Tom Johnson,
I came across your resume. Not sure if you're currently in the job market but if you're interested in hearing about our job opportunities please register with us online below:
We work on searches across all of the U.S. and some in Canada. Look forward to hearing from you.
Remove your email from my contacts by clicking the link below and I promise to never contact you again:
Hi Tom Johnson,
I came across your resume. If you're interested in hearing about our job opportunities please email me back and I'll send you a link to register with us. We work on searches all throughout the U.S. and Canada.
McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing
40 E. Chicago Ave. Suite 131
Chicago, IL 60611
If you click on the link to register at McSourcer.com, here's what you see:
Of course, there's no way to know whether a company is following their stated policies.
After completing the form, this is the screen we saw:
Click on the link on the page above took us to this website, https://www.6figurejobs.com. This sure looks like a misleading redirection: why register at McSourcer, if they only redirect you to another existing jobs website? Most people would expect that the link would take them to a page ON the McSourcer website; not to a separate jobs engine. We feel that is misleading.
Does McSourcer receive a commission from 6figurejobs for leads sent? If so, then this was nothing more than phishing for leads, and, in our opinion, offers no real value to the recipients!
We sent an email back to McSourcer. If we get a response, we'll post it here.
We also tried to remove ourselves from their list. here's what we saw:
We received an email back, almost immediately, saying our email address "has been removed from the 'mcsourcer-candidates' mailing list.". We'll post results, whether we receive any more emails or spam.
Other websites and people are questioning the legitimacy and intent of McSourcer. See these pages:
There are a variety of sleazy scams that look, at first glance, like legitimate job offers. Before you write back to them, pause a moment and read about the scams below!
Some of the more common job scams are